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Benetti custom 49-metre motor yacht Elaldrea + launched

Elaldrea+, 49-metre motor yacht by Benetti
Elaldrea+, 49-metre motor yacht by Benetti
Elaldrea+, 49-metre motor yacht by Benetti
Elaldrea+, 49-metre motor yacht by Benetti

Elaldrea +, a 49-metre displacement yacht part of the Benetti Custom product line, has recently been launched at the yard’s facilities in Viareggio.

The yacht was designed for an owner who has already chosen Benetti for his previous boats and features sophisticated, minimalist exterior lines designed by Horacio Bozzo and contemporary interiors by the Benetti Style Department.

“The minimalism and purity of the lines are the heart and soul of this project, in which the demand for functionality embraces the design,” said Horacio Bozzo, the multiple-award-winning yacht designer and naval architect born in Argentina and trained in Italy, where his parents were born.

The distinctive features of the yacht’s exterior lines include the spacious beach club with sauna, the 115-square-metre flybridge with a 4-metre swimming pool, and plenty of space for the dining and sunbathing areas. The outdoor furnishings are custom designed, working in collaboration with brands Link Outdoor, Sutherland and Vaar.

The owner’s suite area, occupying 60 square metres, has a balcony with an automatic sliding door and huge glazed surfaces for natural lighting, both features that establish a special relationship with the outdoor spaces. The suite has two walk-in wardrobes, a double bathroom and an office/study area.

The guest accommodation consists of six cabins covering a surface area of 90 square meters, with the two spacious VIP cabins occupying 25 square metres each.

The interior furnishings are from selected brands with a reputation for quality, including Poltrona Frau, Giorgetti, Softhouse and Arketipo, while the materials and colours juxtapose wood varieties like canaletto walnut and tanganyika, various types of marble including Travertino, Afyon Miele, Sahara Noir, Crema Luna and Port Laurent, fabrics such as silk and velvet and, finally, steel inserts and detailing.

The yacht is certified in compliance with the LY3 Code and can therefore also be chartered out, while the crew quarters contain four cabins, sleeping a crew of 8 or 10 depending on how the boat is used, with an area set aside for the laundry and storeroom. The main garage houses a 6.3-metre tender and the forward sea water pool contains a second 3.4-metre tender for the crew.

The engine room is equipped with a pair of 12V MTUs, driving the yacht to a top speed of 14.5 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots (with the engines at 85% power).